Tamara Tulich


  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.15, Law Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Tamara Tulich is a Senior Lecturer in UWA Law School, and a founding member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Community Justice Centre in the Law School. Tamara researches and publishes in the areas of preventive justice, anti-terror lawmaking and indefinite detention regimes, and is co-editor of the collection Regulating Preventive Justice (with Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Simon Bronitt and Sarah Murray and published by Routledge UK). Tamara recently completed a 17-month study with Professor Harry Blagg, supported by a grant from the Australian Institute of Criminology, examining diversionary pathways for Aboriginal Youth with FASD in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia. Tamara regularly comments in the media on her areas of expertise and has been called before parliamentary and other inquiries to speak to submissions on Australia’s anti-terror laws and indefinite detention regimes. Prior to joining UWA in 2014, Tamara was a PhD candidate and Nettheim Doctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and a member of the ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge’ in the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. Tamara previously practiced as a solicitor at the Mental Health Advocacy Service at NSW Legal Aid and served as Associate to Chief Justice Higgins AO of the ACT Supreme Court.

Funding overview

2018-2020, Professor Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich, ANROWS, 'Understanding the role of law and culture in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence' $284, 836

2017-2019, Professor Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich, Dr Jade Lindley, Dr Joe Clare, Ms Dorinda Cox, WA Police Service, 'Over-representation of Aboriginal Persons in Police Custody and Diversionary Alternatives', $133, 600

2017, Professor Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich, Dr Raewyn Mutch, Dr Victoria Hovane, Department of Health (Commonwealth), 'FASD and the Criminal Justice System', $60,000

2016-2018, Associate Professor Natalie Skead, Associate Professor Hilde Tubex, Associate Professor Sarah Murray, Dr Tamara Tulich, Australian Institute of Criminology, Criminology Research Grants 2016-17, ‘Pocketing the Proceeds of Crime: The Legislation, Criminological Perspectives and Experience’, $53,786

2015/16, Prof Harry Blagg, Dr Tamara Tulich, Australian Institute of Criminology, Criminology Research Grants 2014-15, ‘Developing Diversionary Pathways for Indigenous Youth with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A Three Community Study in Western Australia’, $47, 883

2014, Dr Tamara Tulich, Dr Catherine Kelly, UWA Improving Student Learning Grant, 'The Development of Digital Film Resources to Enhance Student Learning in LAWS1111, Law Conflict and Change', $2950

Teaching overview

Tamara teaches Law, Conflict and Change, and Foundations of Public Law.

Tamara has previously coordinated Foundations of Law and Governance, and Investigating Law and Society, and lectured in Gender and the Law, and Law, Crime and Public Policy. She has also taught Principles of Public Law at the University of New South Wales.


Tamara's key research interests are: legal responses to terrorism, mental health law, prevention and criminal justice.


  • Anti-Terrorism Law
  • Preventive Justice
  • Health Law
  • Health Law/ Mental Health
  • Anti-terrorism law
  • Mental health law
  • Prevention and criminal justice

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Research Output 2011 2019

Preventive Detention Legislation

Tulich, T., May 2019, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology. Morgan, R. D. (ed.). US: SAGE Publications Ltd, Vol. 3. p. 1077-1081 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Reforming proceeds of crime legislation: Political reality or pipedream?

Skead, N., Tulich, T., Murray, S. & Tubex, H., 6 Mar 2019, In : Alternative Law Journal. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2012 2019

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to the inquiry into the Review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Rebecca Ananian-Welsh (Participant), Nicola McGarrity (Participant), Tamara Tulich (Participant), George Williams (Participant)
Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther


Submission to the Review of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 (WA)

Sarah Murray (Participant), Natalie Skead (Participant), Hilda Tubex (Participant), Tamara Tulich (Participant)
Nov 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to the inquiry into the Review of police stop, search and seizure powers, the control order regime and the preventative detention order regime

Jessie Blackbourn (Participant), Andrew Lynch (Participant), Nicola McGarrity (Participant), Tamara Tulich (Participant), George Williams (Participant)
Sep 2017

Activity: Other activity typesOther